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08/30/2006

WA: Gays give Supremes chance to admit they were wrong

by Jeremy Hooper

   Well, they've decided -- the attorneys representing the 19 gay marriage-seeking Washington couples who were dealt an unfavorable ruling this July, will ask the state Supreme Court to reconsider their marriage ban-upholding, 5-4 decision.

Not to be outdone, we're asking at least one of the Supreme Court justices on the "5" side of the ruling to reconsider whether a career in law is really for them. It's a big world, those who voted against us -- perhaps you'd be happier in the realm of business or agriculture? Or maybe the clergy, where you could still wear a robe? Think it over.

Of the Supreme's July decision and the motivation for this reconsideration request, Lambda Legal attorney Jon W. Davidson tells the Seattle Times:

"Instead of explaining why our clients couldn't marry, the court told us why marriage is good for different-sex couples," ..."Barring same-sex couples from marriage only hurts same-sex couples and their families — it doesn't help anyone."

To which millions of fathers of gays replied,

"Ya kiddin' me? Have you seen where my kid wants to get hitched? On gondolas sailing the canals of Venice, that's where! I mean, the local catering hall was just fine for his sister, but not Mr. Expensive Tastes over here! He has to have this FABULOUS soiree on frickin' boats.

Now don't get me wrong, I want my son to tie the knot and be happy with Tom.
I love Tom! But marriage bans not hurting anyone other than same-sex couples? Yea, tell that to my wallet, Mr. Fancy Pants lawyer man."

But go ahead and legalize it, Washington Supremes -- our fathers will deal.

Second look at gay marriage? [Seattle Times]

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